A preview of the October 20, 2023,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

October 20 - 26, 2023

Dear Readers,

Stepping into the middle of two longstanding controversies — providing affordable housing and the need for more parking downtown — Patrice Pastor has offered a plan for the north lot at Sunset Center he says will help solve both. Mary Schley reports.

The group fighting the addition of lights to the CHS football field says it has ended talks with the Carmel school district to settle its lawsuit. Mary Schley has that one, too.

On a 3-2 vote, the county board of supervisors failed to approve a resolution condemning the violence perpetrated by Hamas in Israel last week. Kelly Nix explains why.

The mayor and city attorney for Pacific Grove struggled to manage a council meeting this week when racist callers disrupted the proceedings. At long last, The Pit on Dolores Street is inching toward a new round of construction. The coastal commission approved Carmel’s ban on fractional home ownerships. Good Samaritans saved a swimmer in distress off Carmel Beach Wednesday. Police are investigating a struggle over a “Free Gaza” sign on the big sand dune next to Highway 1. Former county exec Lew Bauman has taken a temporary position as head of the P.G. planning department. Condors could be gaining immunity from avian flu thanks to a new vaccine. A team from Rancho Cielo took first place in an Orange County sustainable homebuilding competition. The Big Sur River Run is back after a 3-year absence. A rare albino killer whale has been making appearances in Monterey Bay. In our Healthy Lifestyles special section, we have expert tips for you on household safety, nutrition and the latest vaccines. Jerry Gervase pays tribute to what he calls one this country’s bravest women. Neal Hotelling says Machiavellian politics have been the norm in California for a long time. Dennis Taylor has an overview of the girls golf programs at Carmel, Stevenson and Santa Catalina high schools. And my editorial says what happened in Israel Saturday was the latest in a long and tragic series of pogroms stretching back through history.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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